Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Patagonia Speedway Beanie (Speedway Twist/Lupine),DC / KIDS REBEL PH BLUE STONE EDBFT03008-BMCNike Free46-0098,, but a Chinese diplomatic source said he was just using the meeting as an excuse for touring the island.
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Air Force LOW-0427,VANS / WMNS SNOOPY SKATES BASIC S/S TRUE NAVY VA3AVY5TUKid free28-35-0225,. The penetration of Chinese money into Hokkaido has been progressing quietly but steadily. Nike Free45-0955,ROXY / FROST PRINTED ZH HAWAIIAN TROPIK ERJFT03313-MLR6Jordans KID 11C-3y-0360,, Chinese capital last year purchased more than 2,400 hectares of forestland and an estimated 4,000 hectares of land for solar power generation — together equivalent to the area encompassed by the Yamanote Line in Tokyo. No doubt, there are additional land purchases by Chinese money not reported to the government.
More ominous is the acquisition of farmland by Chinese capital. For example, Man Air Max 2010-0093,VANS / WMNS WOODSTOCK CREW BLACK VA3D6NBLKBasketball Durant-0303,.
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Chinese investments are particularly active along the Pacific coast of Hokkaido, especially in the cities of Tomakomai and Kushiro, both equipped with port facilities.
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The eastern Hokkaido city of Kushiro, meanwhile, Nike Flyknit-0207,JORDAN / KIDS ECLIPSE CHUKKA BLACK / WHITE-GYM RED-WHITE 881454-001Kid free28-35-0223,. That body has never failed to send delegates to meetings of the Japan-China Friendship Association in places like Tokyo and Sapporo, Nike Free45-0857,DC / KIDS SNAPPY SNAP RIO RED ADBHA00008-RRK0Jordans 6-0177,.
The Chinese side, meanwhile, Man Max 87-0205,HAND SPINNER / MINI SHURIKEN REDMan Max Sandals-0015,, the location in Kushiro is likely to be inside Kushiro Public University of Economics. If the plan materializes, Basketball Rose-0126,HAND SPINNER / FLASH BLACKNike Free44-1056,.
China’s penetration is more clearly visible in the town of Shiranuka, which lies next door to Kushiro. High schools there have designated Chinese as a selective foreign language subject for second- and third-year students. Jordans 12--089,HAND SPINNER / TITAN BLACKBasketball Kobe--451,.
Solar and biomass power plants run by Chinese companies abound in and around Kushiro and Shiranuka. Man Max Lunar--046,GARAGE / 011001 METALLIC BLACK / GREEN 11001Basketball Harden--007,.
Resort facilities in Tomamu and Sahoro are well-known as instances of investments in Hokkaido by Chinese. The Tomamu resort was suddenly bought up by a Shanghai company 15 years ago and what used to look like a ghost town has developed a completely different face. But unlike other resorts,Man Max 90-1075,GARAGE / VO3162 BLACK / BLACK VO3162Nike Free45-0692,.
Thirteen years ago in May 2005, at a seminar on regional economic development held in Sapporo under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Nike Free45-0789,GARAGE / ML6645 LEOPARD / BLUE / GREEN ML6645Jordans KID 11C-3y-0293,, a Chinese businessman running language schools in Hokkaido spoke about increasing Hokkaido’s population to 10 million, Basketball Kobe-0434,MY I / 6300B MATTED BLACK / BLUE 6300BBasketball OTHER-0184,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, Nike wonen Flyknit-0101,DC / PROCEEDER SNAP WASHED INDIGO ADYHA03475-BSA0Basketball OTHER-0125,. Although Hokkaido has strategic importance in navigation to the Arctic Ocean, nothing has been done about it so far, the diplomatic source added.Jordans 13-0185,NIKE / SB ICON SNAP BLACK / WHITE 628683-013Basketball Kobe-0376,.
What China is doing in Hokkaido is far from constructing strategic bases in foreign lands as part of its “One Belt, One Road” initiative to connect it to Europe. But China’s intention of slowly penetrating Hokkaido over a long period of time is clear. Beijing’s ideal outcome is to create a situation in which people in Hokkaido cannot move forward without relying on China, the diplomatic source said. MAN Max ZERO-0024,GARAGE / G SNAPBACK NAVYKid free28-35-0147,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Nike Free45-0553,SUPRA / MARK PATCH SNAP NAVY C3500-401Basketball James-0459,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?